Number of Fake Chips in US Fighter Jets and Airplanes

In 2005, the US Commerce Department found 3,868 incidents of counterfeit electronic goods in the US Military. The majority of the incidents involved counterfeit computer chips that are used on fighter jets and airplanes.

In 2008, the number of counterfeit electronic incidents increased to 9,356.

Source: Steve Johnson, “Fake chips threaten military,” San Jose Mercury News, September 5, 2010.